The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. K. Collins (Steamboat), 7 Jul 1853


Description
Full Text

We are more than gratified to learn that E.B. & S. Ward, enterprising gentlemen, launched on the 4th of July, at Newport, a new steamer, intended for a passenger boat between Cleveland, Detroit and Lake Superior.
      The following are the dimensions:
      Length ................ 256'
      Breadth ............... 32'6"
      Depth ................. 12'6"
      Cylinder, 60" in diameter, 10' stroke
      Wheels, 31' in diameter
      Tonnage, 1095
      The builder was J.L. Wolverton, of this city. She is spoken of by those who witnessed the launch, as having a fine model and possesing all the qualifications of making a fast boat.
      She was named by the Messrs. Wards, E.K. Collins, in honor of that distinguished merchant, who has, by his magnificent ocean steamers, reflected so much glory upon this country, and won for himself a name dear to every true-hearted American. May she prove successful to her owners, and may her conduct, when breasting the waters of our great inland seas, be of such a character as those built by him after whom she has, with so much propriety, been named.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 7, 1853


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
launching
Date of Original:
1853
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.E.1401
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










E. K. Collins (Steamboat), 7 Jul 1853